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Thursday, March 15, 2012


Arsenal legend Theirry Henry has backed Gunners starlet Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to enjoy a long and illustrious career at Emirates Stadium.

Aston Villa
Barry Bannan says Aston Villa players will welcome Australia international Brett Holman with open arms when he arrives from AZ in the summer.

Blackburn manager Steve Kean is hopeful striker Junior Hoilett will stay at the club and be a key part of Rovers' squad for years to come.

Bolton defender Marcos Alonso is ready for a return to action with the first team after almost 3 months on the sidelines with a foot injury.


Everton defender Phil Jagielka says their defeat in the Merseyside derby has cranked up the pressure ahead of Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final.

Fulham defender Aaron Hughes declares that he is ready to face Swansea City after missing out on last week's defeat due to a minor injury.

Martin Kelly insists Liverpool are still in the race for fourth place in the Premier League after ending their run of three straight defeats.

Manchester City
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed controversial striker Carlos Tevez could return in next week's clash against Chelsea.

Manchester United
It was reported that Manchester United will offer EUR23 million to Ajax for their young Danish stars Christian Eriksen and Viktor Fischer.

Newcastle United
Hatem Ben Arfa is determined to win a place in Euro 2012 with France by turning on the style for Newcastle during the remainder of the season.

Norwich City
Norwich have issued a 'hands off' warning to rival Premier League clubs after fears that one of them will try to lure away coach Paul Lambert.

Queens Park Rangers
QPR assistant manager Mark Bowen is confident that his side will avoid relegation this season because they are creating chances during games.

Stoke City
Striker Jonathan Walters has admitted he would love to cap his best ever season at Stoke City by pledging his long-term future to the club.

Good news for Sunderland coach Martin O'Neill as Nicklas Bendtner is winning his race to be fit for their FA Cup quarter-final against Everton.

Swansea City
Swansea City are set to be given the option of qualifying for Europe via the Welsh Cup - but would have to withdraw from the FA Cup to do so.

Gareth Bale is confident Tottenham can put their Premier League slump behind them when they face Bolton in Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final.

West Brom
West Brom have been boosted by the news that duo Billy Jones and Jerome Thomas could be set to make their comebacks from injury this weekend.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan defender Gary Caldwell is forgetting about the table for now, believing that his side should concentrate on getting the right results.

Wolves manager Terry Connor has dismissed reports that he is preparing to resign and insisted Roger Johnson is not going to leave anytime soon.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente has resumed training following his hip injury, but he is still a doubt for their second leg tie with Man Utd.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan has insisted he is in top form for the second leg clash against Besiktas, despite his recent injury.

Javier Mascherano gave credits to Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola for turning him into a more complete player since his arrival from Liverpool.

Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino insists his side are calm after the defeat to Real Madrid as they are used to having roller coaster results.

Getafe midfielder Michel believes his side will secure another season in the La Liga if they can reach 35 points with another win this weekend.

Granada midfielder Dani Benitez insists the match against Sporting Gijon will not be decisive, but it is vital for his side to get the win.

Levante striker Arouna Kone revealed that he has been risking serious injury by playing with a muscle strain in the last three or four matches.

Defender Jesus Gamez has stated that Malaga are boosted after three straight wins and will aim to get something positive at the Bernabeu.

Kike Sola is hurt to miss so many games after securing his place as a starter for Osasuna, but is confident of a full recovery next season.

Racing Santander
Racing manager Alvaro Cervera admits it will be difficult to move forward and that his work is to identify players who are still committed.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo midfielder Dani Pacheco admits in addition to winning against Real Betis this weekend, his side also need to project a different image.

Real Betis
Real Betis coach Pepe Mel has made it clear that he is not one of those who jumps ships midway, following reports linking him with Valencia.

Real Madrid

Real Mallorca
Real Mallorca striker Victor Casadesus has urged his team-mates to make war against Atletico Madrid as they are risking a lot in the match.

Real Sociedad
Sociedad defender Alberto de la Bella believes his team need to win two or three straight games in order to pull away from their direct rivals.

Real Zaragoza
Zaragoza midfielder Antonio Galdeano has vowed to continue giving everything he has and believes his team need two wins to turn things around.

Sevilla winger Diego Perotti has underlined that there will always be pressure at the club, but admitted that his team could have done more.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon defender Alex Galvez has urged his team to remain calm and to try to play their own game when they make the trip to Granada.

Valencia striker Aritz Aduriz believes their first leg win over PSV Eindhoven will only make the Dutch side more dangerous in Philips Stadion.

Villarreal keeper Diego Lopez believes there is still time to fix their situation, but admits they will have to show more courage than ever.

Serie A

AC Milan
Veteran midfielder Mark Van Bommel is ready to put his dreams of a return to PSV Eindhoven on hold in return for a new contract at AC Milan.

AS Roma
Mattia Destro's agent would not rule out a move to Roma, following reports that the Giallorossi will offer Marco Borriello as part exchange.

Bad news for Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono as defender Daniele Capelli is set to be sidelined for some time after he broke his kneecap.

Bologna keeper Jean-Francois Gillet has given his commitments to the club after admitting that he wants to stay at Dall'Ara for many years yet.

Bad news for Cagliari coach Massimo Ficcadenti after it was confirmed that Daniele Dessena is set to be sidelined with a fractured collarbone.

Catania's Pablo Barrientos has underlined that an occasional drop in performance is normal, as he hopes to regain full fitness before Sunday.

Cesena coach Mario Beretta has promised that he will only field those who deserve to play and believes in his work in their remaining games.

Chievo defender Dario Dainelli is delighted to be back in action and has urged his team to show more determination and focus during games.

Fiorentina will go into Saturday's game against Juventus in the knowledge that the Viola have not beaten them at home in Serie A since 1998.

Genoa have submitted an offer for Universitario de Deportes striker Edison Flores Peralta, who is also a summer target for Palermo and Napoli.

Inter Milan
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has admitted that Nerazzurri will consider seriously rejuvenating their ageing squad over the summer.

Momo Sissoko has revealed that he would sign Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero if he was in charge of transfers at Paris Saint-Germain.

Lazio are a possible destination for Ederson of Lyon, but his agent has dismissed claims that the Lyon player have agreed to a 4-year contract.

It was reported that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has asked about Udinese-owned Juan Cuadrado, who is currently on loan at Lecce.


Novara owner Massimo De Salvo announced that he will not defend any of their member found guilty of being involved in illegal betting scandal.

Palermo vice-president Guglielmo Micciche has dismissed reports that the club are thinking about approaching Lazio boss Edy Reja for 2012-13.

Parma have distanced themselves from wild links with Juventus strikers Marco Borriello and Fabio Quagliarella as their salaries are too steep.

Mattia Destro's agent would not rule out a move to Roma, following reports that the Giallorossi will offer Marco Borriello as part exchange.

It was reported that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has asked about Udinese-owned Juan Cuadrado, who is currently on loan at Lecce.